Empower 2 Play Camp for Children in Philippines Announces Dates and Sponsors for August Event

In its second year, Empower 2 Play International Sports Camps for Children will be hosting 200 children from 8 to 13 at their inspirational 2-day event. A call for sponsors and donations is in effect.
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Empower to Play 2014 August 9-10 in Quezon City, Philippines
Empower to Play 2014 August 9-10 in Quezon City, Philippines
MANCHESTER, N.H. - July 14, 2014 - PRLog -- Empower 2 Play, (E2P), is pleased to announce that they will be holding their second International Sports Camp with a goal to host 200 under-resourced children in the Philippines from August 9th -10th, 2014 at Marcos Field in Quezon City.

With so many children in need around the globe, Empower 2 Play focuses on providing an experience that inspires children through learning new life skills, so they can inspire their families and communities with the new skills they’ve learned during the camp.

Empower 2 Play was founded in 2013 with their first camp launch held last year in partnership with Philippines Magazine International hosting 75 children in Quezon City, Philippines by AK Ikwuakor (“Coach AK”), an All-American track and field athlete and Olympic hopeful. Coach AK also holds certifications in as a sports performance specialist, NCAA recruiting coach and is also the Associate Dean of Students at St. Paul's School in Concord, NH. It is Ikwuakor's goal to host 200 children this year at the camp in August and with the help of the local businesses, families and with support from donations, and the Empower 2 Play team, they will achieve that goal.

“We have been blessed with the local support we are getting in the Philippines,” said E2P founder, AK Ikwaukor, “however, with the competition to fundraise, it is challenging for an organization like ours to get fully funded for events we hold.”

Local sponsors and volunteers have been working to support Empower 2 Play for a second year but there are still items that need to be donated or purchased which is why E2P is currently accepting donations to cover these items. Organizations who wish to help support this worthy cause are encouraged to contact Empower 2 Play via their website at http://www.empower2play.org or email them at info@empower2play.org. Individuals may also donate via their campaign on Fundraise.com at https://www.fundraise.com/camp-ak-philippines-the-philippines-magazine-2nd-annual-empower-to-play-youth-football-camp/camp-ak-philippines.

To find out more about Empower 2 Play, work with them as a sponsor, volunteer or have suggestions, please visit http://www.empower2play.org or email at info@empower2play.org.

About Empower 2 Play International

Empower 2 Play International was founded in August 2013 with the first camp being held in Quezon City, Philippines in partnership with Philippines Magazine International. The camp was focused on American football camp and hosted 75 children who were eager to learn teamwork, sportsmanship, goal-setting, respect, commitment, planning, and effective communication adding up to three weeks of life skills education. Empower 2 Play will be returning to the Philippines again in 2014 to host another camp. Expansion plans for camps in other countries including the USA in 2014 and beyond are in the works. http://www.empower2play.org

About Coach AK

AK Ikwuakor (“Coach AK”) is a Certified Sports Performance and NCAA Certified College Recruiting Specialist that uses his talents to inspire others through speaking engagements, philanthropy, clinics, consulting and athletic performance training. As a former professional track and field athlete, four-time track and field All-American, Inspirational Award Winner, and current school record holder from the University of Oregon. In 2005 and 2006, AK held a top-10 world ranking in the 4×400 meter relay. He has worked with over 1000 athletes around the globe and holds professional certifications as a Sports Performance Specialist, NCAA Division 1 Certified Recruiting Specialist, United States Track and Field Certified Coach, and a Functional Movement Screening Specialist. AK is also an educator and is currently the Associate Dean of Students at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. AK has also appeared in numerous print ads and TV commercials for companies, including Nike, Yurbuds, Women’s Health, Sony, Fox Sports and The Doctors. His most renowned appearance was on the FOX TV game show: Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader? For more info please visit http://sportscampak.com.

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